Standard Surgery is the most common surgical technique used by general practitioners, dermatologists and plastic surgeons to excise skin lesions. The area of concern is marked with a rim of normal tissue and excised under local anaesthesia. The lesion excised is then sent to the laboratory for testing. The hole that remains after the lesion has been removed is closed in layers with deep dissolving sutures and superficial skin sutures that require removal 1-2 weeks later. The pathology results usually takes about a week to come back.